Movies vist the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Bless You, Prison (Bénie sois-tu, prison)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Maria Ploae, Dorina Lazar, Ecaterina Nazare, Maria Rotaru, Victoria Cocias
Director:Nicolae Margineanu
Writer:Nicole Valéry-Grossu, Nicolae Margineanu

Description: Adapted from Romanian scholar Nicoleta Valéry-Grossu's 1976 memoirs, Binecuvantata fi inchisoare (Oh, Blessed Prison, loosely adapted from a line in an Alexander Solzhenitsyn poem) tracks the dissident's four years spent in a Soviet labor encampment and her subsequent religious and intellectual transformation. Beginning in 1949, Valéry-Grossu (portrayed by actress Maria Ploae) was falsely arrested and held under a bogus espionage charge, which then led to a staggeringly brutal three-month stint at a former monastery-turned prison. While at this prison (called Mislea), Valéry-Grossu discovers some inspiring etchings on a wall that prompt her to devote her remaining time to her previously dormant religious faith and in inspire her fellow captives, as well as those ordered to guard her. Her time at Mislea was cut short by her reassignment to the labor camps working on the Black Sea-Danube canal. Binecuvantata fi inchisoare, 65-year-old director Nicolae Margineanu's 2002 release, was selected for inclusion by the 2003 Montreal International Film Festival.~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.